Political Tag Clouds

November 29, 2008

FDR’s “On the Currency Situation” (Sunday, October 22, 1933)

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Fourth Fireside Chat. Part of our Fireside Chat Project, you can see the others here.

Original text can be found at http://www.mhric.org/fdr/chat4.html

Process notes: tag cloud created using wordle.net. United States changed to UnitedStates, $ or dollar changed to dollars, % or per cent changed to percent, and NRA changed to National Recovery Administration (mainly because modern readers might have identified it as National Rifle Association).

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November 9, 2008

FDR’s “On the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program” (Monday, July 24, 1933)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Third Fireside Chat. See the others here.

Process notes: worker changed to workers, employer changed to employers, principle changed to principles, planning or plans changed to plan, industrial or industries changed to industry, foundations changed to foundation, farmers or farming or farms changed to farm, employer changed to employers, efforts changed to effort, agreement changed to agreements.

Read the original text at http://www.mhric.org/fdr/chat3.html.

October 23, 2008

FDR’s “Outlining the New Deal Program” (Sunday, May 7, 1933)

This is the 2nd of thirty Fireside Chats Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave between March 12, 1933 and June 12, 1944. It is part of our FDR Fireside Chat project.

The text is unaltered, and was taken from this transcript:
http://www.mhric.org/fdr/chat2.html

October 17, 2008

FDR’s “On the Bank Crisis” (Sunday, March 12, 1933

This is the first of 30 Fireside Chats Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave between March 12, 1933 and June 12, 1944.

The text is unaltered, and was taken from this transcript:
http://www.mhric.org/fdr/chat1.html

October 15, 2008

Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man with the Muck-rake” (April 14, 1906)

Text remains unaltered. Original at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/teddyrooseveltmuckrake.htm

Tag cloud generated by wordle.net.

October 6, 2008

Tag Cloud of Martin Luther King, Jr “I Have a Dream” (August 28, 1963 – Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, USA)

Text from http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

Process notes: created at Wordle.net. Some phrases combined for clarity: I have a dream changed to IHaveADream, New York changed to NewYork, one day changed to OneDay, New Hampshire changed to NewHampshire, South Carolina changed to SouthCarolina, One hundred years later changed to 100YearsLater, and Let freedom ring changed to LetFreedomRing.

October 3, 2008

Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire Speech (March 8, 1983 – Orlando, Florida, USA)

Read the speech at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreaganevilempire.htm

Process notes:

Tag Cloud created at wordle.net. Some spaces were removed: thank you very much is now ThankYouVeryMuch, White House is now WhiteHouse, and United States is now UnitedStates. Also, apostrophes in possessives were replaced with spaces to ensure that possessives were not considered differently than the nouns. “Thank you very much” was stated repeatedly at the beginning and end of the speech, presumably when Reagan was thanking the audience.

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